9 Hot Tips for Linking with other Web Sites

Written by Gareth Davies

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6. What if a Webmaster asks me to link to one site, but links back to me from a different site?

This process is sometimes referred to as '3-way linking' or a 'linking triangle'. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with 3-way linking as it can sometimes be done for convenience. Howeverrepparttar first thing you need to do is 1/ Evaluaterepparttar 105618 site you are linking to and 2/ Evaluaterepparttar 105619 site and page you are gettingrepparttar 105620 link from. So isrepparttar 105621 outbound link destination relevant to your site, and isrepparttar 105622 inbound link you are going to receive also coming from a quality related website?

7. Do I want to associate my business with this particular site?

It is a simple question to answer and this should form part of your decision making process. If you think you have been approached by a good website thenrepparttar 105623 chances are others will feelrepparttar 105624 same and possiblyrepparttar 105625 search engines too.

8. How do I know if my link partners are still linking to me?

You can do this manually by keepingrepparttar 105626 information for each link partner in an Excel spreadsheet or similar and then periodically checkrepparttar 105627 exact URLs your link should appear on. However if you get torepparttar 105628 stage of having hundreds of link partners this may become rather impractical. At this stage a reciprocal link checker might be advisable. www.linksmanger.com offers a link management system that includes periodic checking of link partners as well as a link exchange system for around $20 a month.

9. So what arerepparttar 105629 best links?

One answer could be “the ones that deliver lots of relevant traffic”. However links can mean different things to different people. Natural linking [when people link to you without you asking] is a great reward, but it is also wise to ensure you have some links from quality sites in your industry. Teoma can be a good place to find such sites as it focuses more on human edited results than say Google for example. Simply make a search with a good key phrase on www.teoma.com and you will quickly see which websites arerepparttar 105630 ‘authority’ sites. Set about trying to get listed on as many ofrepparttar 105631 best ones as you can.

Gareth Davies is a web design consultant at GSINC Ltd based in London, UK. GSINC deliver practical web design solutions and effective online marketing strategies for business. For more information visit http://www.garethsketty.com or if you have any questions you can contact Gareth at garethsketty AT yahoo.co.uk

The Quest For Links

Written by Thomas Jenkins

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Another good tip is to submitrepparttar pages ofrepparttar 105617 forum that have your link on, torepparttar 105618 search engines. Now people are going to be sitting there reading this and thinking, 'there is no need to do that, Google crawls every link on a page and they will eventually get torepparttar 105619 link to your site'. However, EVENTUALLY, isrepparttar 105620 key word (if you pardonrepparttar 105621 pun), submitting directly torepparttar 105622 search engines will makerepparttar 105623 process quicker. Also, there is evidence to suggest that pages submitted directly torepparttar 105624 search engines and linked to in other pages gain higher ranking.

Furthermore, Google does not penalise for over submission, so where'srepparttar 105625 harm? Always ensure that you exchange links with sites relevant to yours, but not too relevant,repparttar 105626 last thing you want to do is promote your competition. For example, if you run a web design company, exchange links with web design resource sites, SEOs, graphic designers, but not other web design companies - unless you have formed a good relationship with that company and work collaboratively on projects or work in different markets.

Good luck on your quest for links!

Thomas Jenkins is owner and chief design of www.JKomp.com - which is part of the Jenklepp network.

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